Shelbyville Sentinel-News

Shelbyville Sentinel-News www.sentinelnews.com The Sentinel-News Online is an information service to the worldwide Internet community provided by The Sentinel-News, a twice-weekly newspaper serving Shelby County, KY, surrounding areas and subscribers from numerous other states, with a circulation of about 6,100.

The newspaper also publishes The Sentinel-News Plus, distributed to 18,500 area homes every Monday. Circulation includes parts of Henry & Spencer counties. The Sentinel-News online has more than 80,000 page views a month. The Sentinel-News is a member of Landmark Community Newspapers Inc. of Shelbyville, Kentucky. .

Mission: The Sentinel-News is your source for local news, sports, events and information in Shelby County and Shelbyville, KY, and the surrounding area.

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A Shelby County Grand Jury has indicted Alvin Brooks for the murder of Deanie Logan in late November.Brooks, of Shelbyvi...
01/25/2021

A Shelby County Grand Jury has indicted Alvin Brooks for the murder of Deanie Logan in late November.
Brooks, of Shelbyville, was arrested Nov. 27 on a first-degree murder charge for the death of Logan, 83, on her property in the 2400 block of Zaring Mill Road. The man was arrested following a citizen report to the Shelby County Sheriff’s Office describing in detail his vehicle, which was seen around the time of death.

UPDATE: The North Central District Health Department has released a vaccine interest form for individuals ALREADY IN THE...
01/25/2021
North Central District Health Department

UPDATE: The North Central District Health Department has released a vaccine interest form for individuals ALREADY IN THE AUTHORIZED GROUPS intending to receive the COVID-19 vaccination when supplies become available. While NOT a registration form, it will help NCDHD gather information to contact individuals, provide instructions for vaccination, and set appointments once the vaccine becomes available. A return email address will be required for return contact. The form is for information purposes only. Individuals who fill out this form may still go to other locations if vaccine becomes available at other locations. The form may be accessed at www.ncdhd.com on the left side of the page under the "Covid-19 Vaccination Interest List."

Here at the North Central District Health Department, we are committed to providing our communities with assistance and guidance to improve our counties.

Top 20 Under 40 will recognize the young leaders of Shelby County. The Sentinel-News is seeking nominations for hardwork...
01/21/2021

Top 20 Under 40 will recognize the young leaders of Shelby County. The Sentinel-News is seeking nominations for hardworking, daring, innovative and positive influencers who are making a difference in his or her workplace and community.
Businesses and individuals can nominate worthy candidates by writing a paragraph describing why he or she should be selected as one of Shelby County’s Top 20 Under 40. Please send nominations to [email protected]. You should also include an email or contact information for the person you’re nominating so we can contact them.
Nominees must be 39 years old or younger
and can’t turn 40 until 2022.
Winners will be recognized in a special publication inside The Sentinel-News on Friday, February 26. We will also present each winner with a commemorative award that he or she can display.
How can businesses support this community initiative?
Purchase an ad in the February 26 section to
support our local leaders.
See your sales representative for pricing and ad sizes.

UPDATE:  Kentucky State Police is investigating a shooting by a Shelby County Sheriff's Deputy in Simpsonville this morn...
01/15/2021

UPDATE: Kentucky State Police is investigating a shooting by a Shelby County Sheriff's Deputy in Simpsonville this morning.
The shooting took place on Citizens Boulevard in Simpsonville, behind the former Metzger’s Country Store and near the fire department.
The man shot is expected to be ok, but was taken to University of Louisville Hospital. The deputy is also ok.
The shooting occurred around 6 a.m. Friday morning and happened after the deputy came across the man and a stolen vehicle (surrounded by police tape in the photo below).
KSP is continuing to investigate.
For more information, visit www.SentinelNews.com

Top 20 Under 40 will recognize the young leaders of Shelby County. The Sentinel-News is seeking nominations for hardwork...
01/15/2021

Top 20 Under 40 will recognize the young leaders of Shelby County. The Sentinel-News is seeking nominations for hardworking, daring, innovative and positive influencers who are making a difference in his or her workplace and community.
Businesses and individuals can nominate worthy candidates by writing a paragraph describing why he or she should be selected as one of Shelby County’s Top 20 Under 40. Please send nominations to [email protected]. You should also include an email or contact information for the person you’re nominating so we can contact them.
Nominees must be 39 years old or younger
and can’t turn 40 until 2022.
Winners will be recognized in a special publication inside The Sentinel-News on Friday, February 26. We will also present each winner with a commemorative award that he or she can display.
How can businesses support this community initiative?
Purchase an ad in the February 26 section to
support our local leaders.
See your sales representative for pricing and ad sizes.

Send in your nominations for Teacher of the Month to info@sentinelnews.com. Please include the name, school, grade and c...
01/14/2021

Send in your nominations for Teacher of the Month to [email protected]. Please include the name, school, grade and contact information of the teacher you are nominating, along with a brief explanation of why they should be Teacher of the Month.

Top 20 Under 40 will recognize the young leaders of Shelby County. The Sentinel-News is seeking nominations for hardwork...
01/11/2021

Top 20 Under 40 will recognize the young leaders of Shelby County. The Sentinel-News is seeking nominations for hardworking, daring, innovative and positive influencers who are making a difference in his or her workplace and community.
Businesses and individuals can nominate worthy candidates by writing a paragraph describing why he or she should be selected as one of Shelby County’s Top 20 Under 40. Please send nominations to [email protected]. You should also include an email or contact information for the person you’re nominating so we can contact them.
Nominees must be 39 years old or younger
and can’t turn 40 until 2022.
Winners will be recognized in a special publication inside The Sentinel-News on Friday, February 26. We will also present each winner with a commemorative award that he or she can display.
How can businesses support this community initiative?
Purchase an ad in the February 26 section to
support our local leaders.
See your sales representative for pricing and ad sizes.

Listen to your Sheriff.
01/11/2021

Listen to your Sheriff.

The North Central District Health Department Friday announced that it would begin taking appointments now for those in t...
01/08/2021
North Central District Health Department

The North Central District Health Department Friday announced that it would begin taking appointments now for those in the 70-and-older age group for the COVID-19 vaccine following the phase guidance from the Kentucky Department of Health.
Proof of age will be required. To make an appointment, visit www.ncdhd.com for the vaccine form and then call the COVID-19 hotline at 502-390-2600 to schedule a time.
Vaccine supplies are limited, and appointments are for individuals who reside or work in Shelby, Henry, Spencer and Trimble counties.

Here at the North Central District Health Department, we are committed to providing our communities with assistance and guidance to improve our counties.

Top 20 Under 40 will recognize the young leaders of Shelby County. The Sentinel-News is seeking nominations for hardwork...
01/07/2021

Top 20 Under 40 will recognize the young leaders of Shelby County. The Sentinel-News is seeking nominations for hardworking, daring, innovative and positive influencers who are making a difference in his or her workplace and community.
Businesses and individuals can nominate worthy candidates by writing a paragraph describing why he or she should be selected as one of Shelby County’s Top 20 Under 40. Please send nominations to [email protected]. You should also include an email or contact information for the person you’re nominating so we can contact them.
Nominees must be 39 years old or younger
and can’t turn 40 until 2022.
Winners will be recognized in a special publication inside The Sentinel-News on Friday, February 26. We will also present each winner with a commemorative award that he or she can display.
How can businesses support this community initiative?
Purchase an ad in the February 26 section to
support our local leaders.
See your sales representative for pricing and ad sizes.

Nominations are now open for Teacher of the Month, sponsored by The Sentinel-News and Commonwealth Bank.This school year...
01/04/2021

Nominations are now open for Teacher of the Month, sponsored by The Sentinel-News and Commonwealth Bank.

This school year is unlike anything our students and teachers have experienced before. Everyone is learning in new and different ways. We’d like to give the community an opportunity to nominate a teacher who has been particularly helpful, engaged and stood out in the minds of his or her students, co-workers and parents.

Please submit the name, school, grade and contact information of the teacher you’d like to nominate, along with a brief explanation of why they should be the Teacher of the Month to: [email protected].

The winning teacher will be selected from a drawing of all nominated teachers and will be profiled in The Sentinel-News publication on the last Wednesday of each month. He or she will also receive a gift certificate from a local business. Send in your nominations today!

Top 20 Under 40 will recognize the young leaders of Shelby County. The Sentinel-News is seeking nominations for hardwork...
01/04/2021

Top 20 Under 40 will recognize the young leaders of Shelby County. The Sentinel-News is seeking nominations for hardworking, daring, innovative and positive influencers who are making a difference in his or her workplace and community.
Businesses and individuals can nominate worthy candidates by writing a paragraph describing why he or she should be selected as one of Shelby County’s Top 20 Under 40. Please send nominations to [email protected]. You should also include an email or contact information for the person you’re nominating so we can contact them.
Nominees must be 39 years old or younger
and can’t turn 40 until 2022.
Winners will be recognized in a special publication inside The Sentinel-News on Friday, February 26. We will also present each winner with a commemorative award that he or she can display.
How can businesses support this community initiative?
Purchase an ad in the February 26 section to
support our local leaders.
See your sales representative for pricing and ad sizes.

Shelby County Sheriff Office
12/31/2020

Shelby County Sheriff Office

The Shelby County Sheriff’s Office is attempting to locate Parker Rion of Shelbyville, Ky. Parker was last seen wearing gray sweatpants and a gray hoodie. Parker has a tattoo on his right arm depicting a bag of money. Anyone with information regarding his whereabouts is asked to contact Sergeant Brandon Clark or Shelby County E911 at (502)633-2323

Top 20 Under 40 will recognize the young leaders of Shelby County. The Sentinel-News is seeking nominations for hardwork...
12/30/2020

Top 20 Under 40 will recognize the young leaders of Shelby County. The Sentinel-News is seeking nominations for hardworking, daring, innovative and positive influencers who are making a difference in his or her workplace and community.
Businesses and individuals can nominate worthy candidates by writing a paragraph describing why he or she should be selected as one of Shelby County’s Top 20 Under 40. Please send nominations to [email protected]. You should also include an email or contact information for the person you’re nominating so we can contact them.
Nominees must be 39 years old or younger
and can’t turn 40 until 2022.
Winners will be recognized in a special publication inside The Sentinel-News on Friday, February 26. We will also present each winner with a commemorative award that he or she can display.
How can businesses support this community initiative?
Purchase an ad in the February 26 section to
support our local leaders.
See your sales representative for pricing and ad sizes.

The North Central District Health Department is requesting information, from offices who employ Non-Hospital Medical Wor...
12/30/2020
covid_vaccine - North Central District Health Department

The North Central District Health Department is requesting information, from offices who employ Non-Hospital Medical Workers (Medical Offices, Dental, Vision, PT/OT/ST, Chiropractic, Coroners, etc.), seeking COVID-19 vaccinations for their employees. Non-Hospital Medical offices need to apply at https://www.ncdhd.com/covid_vaccine by Jan. 4 to get the COVID-19 vaccine from NCDHD. North Central District will be vaccinating per the Kentucky Department for Public Health’s phases and anticipate beginning vaccinations to Non-Hospital Medical Workers the week of Jan. 11. This will assist us in gathering the necessary information, so we can efficiently provide the vaccine to protect your employees. Once we have the needed information, you will be contacted with information regarding when, where, and how your team can get vaccinated.

Thank you Shelby County Fire Department.
12/25/2020

Thank you Shelby County Fire Department.

The Shelby County Fire Department responded to a structure fire at 1:30 a.m. Christmas morning in the 5200 block of Orphans Lane. Upon the arrival of the first firefighter who lives a few houses down, reported a working structure fire with heavy fire throughout. He was able to determine with the help of a neighbor that the owners were not at home at time of the fire. The firefighters not only had to battle the fire but also the frigid temperatures. Crews from Simpsonville FD, Ballardsville FD, Shelby County EMS, and Shelby County Sheriff departments assisted with the fire. There were no injuries reported and Shelby County Fire Dept fire marshal Major Andy White is investigating the fire to determine its cause. Right now the cause of the fire is undetermined. The house is a total loss.

Please keep this family in your thoughts and prayers.

Crews cleared the scene around 5:30am. After thawing out frozen hoses and equipment and cleaning up, the crews cleared the station around 7:00am. Some firefighters missed seeing what Santa brought their children and other just made it home.
There was another fire Christmas morning in the Eastern part of the county and numerous calls for the County EMS.

God Bless our dedicated and Brave 1st responders in this great County. Let's hope for a peaceful and quiet Christmas Day.

Happy Holidays to you and  yours!
12/25/2020

Happy Holidays to you and yours!

Top 20 Under 40 will recognize the young leaders of Shelby County. The Sentinel-News is seeking nominations for hardwork...
12/21/2020

Top 20 Under 40 will recognize the young leaders of Shelby County. The Sentinel-News is seeking nominations for hardworking, daring, innovative and positive influencers who are making a difference in his or her workplace and community.

Businesses and individuals can nominate worthy candidates by writing a paragraph describing why he or she should be selected as one of Shelby County’s Top 20 Under 40. Please send nominations to [email protected]sentinelnews.com. You should also include an email or contact information for the person you’re nominating so we can contact them.

Nominees must be 39 years old or younger
and can’t turn 40 until 2022.

Winners will be recognized in a special publication inside The Sentinel-News on Friday, February 26. We will also present each winner with a commemorative award that he or she can display.
How can businesses support this community initiative?

Purchase an ad in the February 26 section to
support our local leaders.

See your sales representative for pricing and ad sizes.

12/18/2020

New Year, new in-person instruction start date. SCPS announced Thursday that it would return from winter break with a minimum of a 1-week delay to in-person instruction to allow time for families to quarantine after holiday visits. Students will log on to NTI starting Jan. 4. The district expects to know more in the coming days about possible executive orders from Gov. Beshear and Dept. of Education recommendations on January in-person instruction.
For more information, visit www.SentinelNews.com

A great coach and a even better man. RIP Coach Mason
12/07/2020

A great coach and a even better man. RIP Coach Mason

It is with GREAT SADNESS in our hearts that the “ol’ ball coach” Coach Eddie Mason has passed on to coach eternally in Heaven. Our deepest condolence and our prayers are with Coach Mason’s family during this time! There is no Rocket Nation without Coach Mason! A member of the SCHS Athletic Hall of Fame, Coach Mason was a coach to us ALL! His legacy lives on forever and he will be missed!

Job well done COACH!!

Nominations are now open for Teacher of the Month, sponsored by The Sentinel-News and Commonwealth Bank.The 2020 school ...
12/04/2020

Nominations are now open for Teacher of the Month, sponsored by The Sentinel-News and Commonwealth Bank.

The 2020 school year is unlike anything our students and teachers have experienced before. Everyone is learning in new and different ways. We’d like to give the community an opportunity to nominate a teacher who has been particularly helpful, engaged and stood out in the minds of his or her students, co-workers and parents.

Please submit the name, school, grade and contact information of the teacher you’d like to nominate, along with a brief explanation of why they should be the Teacher of the Month to: [email protected].

The winning teacher will be selected from a drawing of all nominated teachers and will be profiled in The Sentinel-News publication on the last Wednesday of each month. He or she will also receive a gift certificate from a local business. Send in your nominations today!

Shelbyville Fire and Rescue isn't just out there fighting fires, they're looking out for the community in a lot of diffe...
12/03/2020

Shelbyville Fire and Rescue isn't just out there fighting fires, they're looking out for the community in a lot of different ways.

This right here…….sure puts things back in perspective. We get so wrapped up in our daily rush that we tend to lose sight of the important things. Being able to install some Christmas lights for DJ and his family was an honor and privilege for these guys. We hope it helps make their Christmas just a little brighter!

The Shelby County Sheriff's Office has made an arrest in the suspected homicide on Zaring Mill Road. Alvin Brooks has be...
11/27/2020

The Shelby County Sheriff's Office has made an arrest in the suspected homicide on Zaring Mill Road. Alvin Brooks has been booked in the Shelby County Detention Center on charges of murder, tampering with physical evidence, and 1st degree robbery. He's being held on a $500,000 bond.

Happy Thanksgiving!
11/26/2020

Happy Thanksgiving!

11/25/2020

Police are working a death on the 2400 block of Zaring Mill Road as a homicide. “The death was under suspicious circumstances. This is an active case,” Shelby County Sheriff’s Captain Blake Lisby said. “We’re working it as a homicide investigation. At this time, that’s all I can release. I urge the community that if they saw anything on Saturday to Sunday night, to reach out to the Sheriff’s office.”
If you have more any information, contact the sheriff’s office at 502-633-4324 and ask for Captain Lisby.

Way to go Shelby County Suburban Fire District!
11/20/2020

Way to go Shelby County Suburban Fire District!

Wow! Congratulations Shelby County Suburban Fire District! 🎉 They were presented with a Walton Award for being the fire department with the largest percentage increase in collections this year in the $50,000 to $99,999 category.

This is a huge accomplishment especially with all the challenges we faced this year. THANK YOU SHELBY CO.! Please show them some ❤️ & stay tuned for their appearance on Great Day Live on WHAS11 News in a few weeks.

The Walton Memorial Trophy is named in memory of “Mr. Crusade” Jim Walton who was the host & emcee of the WHAS Crusade for Children from 1954-1979 and is awarded each year to the fire department with the largest percentage increase in collections from year to year, within their category. More fire departments will be announced this week.

Go to WHASCrusade.org to learn more. 100% for the kids! #WHASCrusade #GoodNewsOfTheDay #Thankful

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What the city NEEDS to vote on is some type of ordinance making it illegal to store certain types of items outdoors. Our town is turning into an unsightly mess. Everywhere you go, people are storing old mattresses and mounds of junk on their front porches and in their yards; doors and windows hanging from their hinges. Every time I drive by the construction for the new road out by the main intersection on the East side of town, my attention is unavoidably drawn to the big house on the hill. That's one of the first things people see when they come down that road and it has been piled up with junk for years now. The city needs to enforce clean-up of this kind of thing before our town gets in really bad shape. We have allowed several formerly decent neighborhoods to develop into total slums. Another case in point: Bland Avenue. Here is a neighborhood that used to be beautiful and was once home to a historic person, the developer of the Hubble Telescope. Drive through there now. It is a complete disgrace. Priorities people...
"City to Declare Property Unsuitable for Public Use" This is an article in the Friday paper, although not much of an article. It just says that an attorney will present this item at the last City Council meeting of the year. So they want to declare a piece of property donated to the city unsuitable for public use so they can transfer it to someone else by quitclaim deed, but they decline to identify the location of the property or the party that it would be transferred to. That doesn't sound shady at all. Sounds to me like they are planning to use it for something the public would not approve of, and they will keep the info hidden until it's a done deal and then say it can't be undone. I don't like the sound of that at ALL.
Dear Shelby county, Please stay steadfast to protect your neighbors and friends and family. What we do has an impact on our elderly and our veterans and our healthcare workers and the vulnerable among us. Even one small next step you make toward safe behavior can help. Just a consistently & properly worn mask and adequate physical distance can go a long way if you haven't started those yet. And there's so much more we can do if we are willing to make sacrifices to love our neighbor. These graphs show how we are consistently experiencing uncontrolled and rapidly worsening spread of covid. According to our state's data (see kycovid19.ky.gov/), 196 Shelby countians tested positive just last week. At our current mortality rate, that means we might lose 2 to 3 citizens just from last week's cases. 2 to 3 more of our neighbors. And many others who may experience significant health issues and other problems such as financial complications. For those doing all you can to be safe and protect others, let's do our best not to lose heart or our resolve to love our neighbors. Our actions literally have an exponential impact right now. One person choosing safety measures can prevent a whole host of covid cases from occurring. To leaders in our community, we need your voices and your consistent modeling of safe practices. There are safety recommendations from our state, the CDC, and the White House specifically for counties in our condition that need to be promoted. Lives are literally counting on you.
Hi, I’m hoping to find some information on illegal trapping that I believe happened in Waddy, KY. I’m horrified about this incident & want to ensure this has been addressed for the safety of others. This incident is gruesome & poses danger to all; not just innocent stray dogs (which is more than enough though). I do appreciate any help & support with this incident. Thank you very much. https://www.facebook.com/364794080285435/posts/3229036447194503/?extid=0&d=n
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There wasn't a date in the "Looking Back" article about Stanton Garr. What was the date?
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I'm working to connect people to their Unclaimed Property. I have a page - Kentucky Unclaimed Property. Just recently I posted a listing of potential collectibles under the name of your County. Might want to take a look at this post! Also, like the Kentucky Unclaimed Property page and follow for updates.
Shelby County native Hannah West's artistic entry is a finalist for a $10K scholarship contest! Please help us get this local girl to the grand prize by voting through below Facebook link daily now through April 10th. THANK YOU! A photo of Hannah with her art entry is in the comments below.
Shelbyville Touched Twice 2020 – Modified Format As a result of the increased awareness of Corona Virus 19, the Governor has suggested avoiding large groups of people in confined areas. Therefore, we must modify the format of The Shelby Touched Twice Clinic this year. We still desire to touch both physical and spiritual needs. Consequently, the best format for the safety of both volunteers and guests will be a drive through format. The drive through will open be open March 21, 2020 from 10:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m. as long as prepackaged remain available. Guests will enter the campus of Shelbyville First Baptist Church at the driveway beside the hospital and remain in their cars. On the back side of the church, our guests will proceed through stations. Our guests will receive prayer, Bible, prepackaged boxes of food and toiletries, while remaining within the vehicles. Will will pass out food and toiletries during the hours of 10 am to 2 pm or when we run out of food. Regrettably, other traditional components of Shelbyville Touched Twice such as medical, dental, eye care and clothing distribution will have to be reintroduced in future years.
Please read my open letter to my hometown of Shelbyville, KY
I have a question in reference to Looking Back in 01-17-2020, today's newspaper. What year was Shelby Motors, Jim Tinsley, giving away the color TV every Friday? I couldn't locate the date with your picture or in any of the sections. Thanks for responding.